NJ Devils Introduce Nico Hischier

Jun 26, 2017

Nico Hischier and his family receive a hero's welcome in Newark
Credit Al Antomattei / WBGO

Nico Hischier is soaking in the celebrity that comes with being a New Jersey Devil.

“I knew it from the beginning that I’m joining a great organization with a lot of history.  I’m really happy to be a Devil,” said Hischier.  “After being drafted, it’s been crazy.  I can’t really believe it.  It’s one thing to the other and it’s just amazing to be here and special.  When I stepped into the rink it’s pretty cool and the locker room is awesome as well.”

New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes welcomes the 18-year-old Swiss player.

“It was really important for us be able to find not just the right player, but really the right person.  The things he can do on the ice are very important but to have a franchise player to have a young person like Nico, his upbringing, his background, those are the types of people you want in your organization.”

Some Devils fans already say Nico Hischier is the future face of the franchise.  Devils GM Ray Shero seems to agree.

“With Nico as part of the building block here I think it’s a great fit for us, and a great fit for him and his family.”